May 30, 2012
At 6 p.m. May 14, a police officer observed a Ford Escort, without a front license plate or bumper, traveling westbound on North Bend Way. The officer stopped the vehicle and smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath.
John Michael Rosenlund, 41, of North Bend, failed field sobriety tests. The passenger in the car told the police officer that he was too drunk to realize Rosenlund was too drunk to drive. Rosenlund was arrested for drunk driving.
A city worker found a 29-year-old North Bend man sleeping at the train depot at 8:45 a.m. May 14.
It was later determined that the man was wanted on a third-degree theft warrant. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Fired and banned
An Ace Hardware manager reported to police at 9:40 a.m. May 11 that a longtime employee had been stealing from the store.
The manager and store owner viewed surveillance video, which showed the employee conducting fraudulent returns and taking money from the store safe.
When confronted, the employee admitted to $6,000 worth of thefts since January. The owner did not wish to press charges, preferring to handling it in-store. But he did ban the employee from the store for one year.
Hit and run
A caller reported at 8 p.m. May 22 that someone had hit the trailer hitch ball on his/her vehicle in the 7700 block of Center Boulevard Southeast and then apparently drove away.
On the job
A caller reported at 10 a.m. May 24 that there were two males sitting in a van and they had been there a while.
Police spoke with the subjects, who said they were waiting for a contractor to show up.
Fire calls from Eastside Fire & Rescue in North Bend
At 12:57 p.m. May 18, a fire engine responded to a vehicle fire on Interstate 90.
At 2:36 p.m. May 18, a fire engine responded to an illegal fire in the 16000 block of Cedar Falls Road Southeast.
At 9:52 p.m. May 19, three fire engines responded to a vehicle accident with no injuries in the 7900 block of North Fork Road Southeast.
At 12:40 p.m. May 23, nine fire engines responded to a structure fire in the 7700 block of 376th Avenue Southeast near Snoqualmie. Deputy Chief Bud Backer said the occupants had extinguished most of the fire in the attached garage using portable fire extinguishers. Snoqualmie Battalion 281 was the first on scene and cancelled all of the other fire trucks.